UConn To Demolish 9 Buildings (Some Historic) For Campus Green Space

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  1. Mr. Conehead

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    The old Frat row was fun, too, especially living in Alumni, plenty of parties to walk over, too. SAE were all of the jocks, played them in a lot intramural soccer games, Sig Ep I swear was half my high school. My roommate my soph year was in TKE and spent some time there. Kappa Kappa Gamma was, damn, a freaking candy store.
     
  2. Drew

    Drew Its a post, about nothing!

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    this was still the case when I was on campus until they were kicked off in 2014
     
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  3. JMick

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    they were nasty girls though. I knew a few of them from here and there and would hang out with them occasionally, and most of them were plain mean.
     
  4. Mr. Conehead

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    Not for about 30 seconds, I mean an hour or so, on any give Thursday, Friday or Saturday night.
     
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  5. Drew

    Drew Its a post, about nothing!

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    UConn's 'Nine Little Houses' Should Stay

    "I attended the Aug. 3 meeting of Connecticut’s Historic Preservation Council, at which we learned that the State Historic Preservation Office (part of the Department of Economic and Community Development) had approved UConn's plans to demolish nine buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

    Between concrete and brick monoliths on the UConn campus in Storrs lies a lovely oasis of these wooden-frame buildings and mature trees. All nine buildings are slated for demolition, in spite of some of them being in use as late as last week. Being historic does not necessarily prevent their destruction, as long as certain conditions are met -- but these conditions seem not to have been met. I believe that a bad decision has been made by the historic preservation office and UConn administrators."
     
  6. CL82

    CL82 It's going to be ok - calm down and enjoy the ride

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    Except of course that there is nothing 'historic' about them. The sole reason they are listed in the National Register is that they are located onUConn's campus. Move them a half mile and they are old buildings that aren't particularly noteworthy other than their state of disrepair.
     
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  7. Mr. Conehead

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    The author is a UConn professor...

    Quentin C. Kessel
     
  8. CL82

    CL82 It's going to be ok - calm down and enjoy the ride

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    Yep, pithy verse aside, he's still spot on wrong.
     
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  9. huskymedic

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    Quinnipiac going throw same stuff w/ Hamden. I get history/historical value but man...
     
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  12. Palatine

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    Those junky brown houses are historic. Yeah, for the amount of puke they produced as frats.
     
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